The World: Toward the 25th Hour

Another Southeast Asian country where China and the Soviet Union are vying for influence is Cambodia. Peking has a clear advantage here. For one thing, it offered shelter and a home in exile to Prince Norodom Sihanouk after he had been ousted by Premier Lon Nol's 1970 coup. For another, Moscow continued to recognize the Lon Nol regime until a few days before the Khmer Rouge conquest of Cambodia.

Last week Sihanouk — who remains, in his words, Cambodia's royal "but not royalist" titular head of state — arrived in New York to address...

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